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Public-Private Partnerships in Education Go Viral

When we began the Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) at the Georgia Department of Education, we thought our biggest challenge would be convincing businesses to get involved with the K-12 education community. Although the “skills gap” in our workforce is universally … Continue reading

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Educators Without Zip Codes

At the recent Plywood Presents social entrepreneurship event in Atlanta, Sajan George of Matchbook Learning captivated the audience with the description of his work on the daunting task of reforming the Detroit public schools. At first glance, this project seems … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

Amazingly, a couple of months have passed since the Zambia trip. You may recall that the graduation at the Helen De Vos School was a smashing success, attended by two Cabinet Ministers and a number of other dignitaries, the computer … Continue reading

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Let’s Build Some Stuff (Again)

If you maintain the right perspective, it’s an exciting (although rollicking) time for American business. The combination of dramatically disruptive technologies (and their ever-escalating effects), uncertainty in overseas markets, and – ironically – the looming threat of the removal of … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Challenge

Day One at the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg was overwhelming. Even if there was no battlefield here, coming from the concrete jungle of urban America to rural, green, agrarian western Pennsylvania is shocking to the system of a city … Continue reading

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Not Standing Idly By

Quick – name the top 3 mistakes you’ve made in your career! Didn’t take long, did it? Now, how about the top 3 successes in your career? My guess is that this one took a little longer. Why? Well, to … Continue reading

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Zambia Epilogue: Busting Out of the Comfort Zone

Back in the U.S. – sort of! Ironically, due to the length (17 hours) and timing (overnight) of the flight back from Johannesburg, I got a fair amount of sleep, so the first day back home wasn’t bad. Day Two … Continue reading

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